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Linda Ball

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News >  Idaho Voices

Schools hang tough

School hallways in Coeur d’Alene and Post Falls will soon be filled with the pitter-patter of little – and not so little – feet, as school begins Sept. 8. Both districts are facing financial challenges, but are heading into the new academic year with positive expectations. Edie Brooks, chairwoman of the Coeur d’Alene School District board of directors, said the district handled cuts in the most optimum way.
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Lessons take flight

If you’ve flown in a small airplane before, you know it can be exhilarating. The freedom to fly, to let your problems float away for a while, is healing. But how often does the average kid get the opportunity to fly? With SOARING, or Special Opportunities Affirm Recognition in Noteworthy Goals, kids and adults get that chance to fly.
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Outlet mall makeover

Driving past what were once prosperous outlet stores, the Post Falls Factory outlets look more like a ghost town. Mike King and Paul Bielec with Coldwell Banker Schneidmiller Realty recently took over marketing the portion of the campus owned by Cotter Ranch Properties of Houston called the Post Falls Factory Stores, and are hopeful that by repositioning the property and offering “screaming deals,” they will attract tenants and bring the place back to life.

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Graduate finds her potential at New Vision

Kourtney Otamendi is the outstanding senior of the year at New Vision High School, Post Fall’s alternative high school. Hers was an unusual upbringing. It was not the idyllic picket fence, family dog, nuclear family picture. She lived with a foster family in Dallesport, Wash., for four years, until her aunt, Regina Lind, received her foster care license and was able to take in Kourtney, 19, and her younger sister, Whitney, 18, during Kourtney’s freshman year. Lind lived in Athol at the time, then moved to Post Falls.
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HOME-GROWN SUCCESS

Soft-spoken and polite, 18-year-old Chelsea Laud is humble about her accomplishments at Lakeland High School. Laud has attended school in the Lakeland School District since kindergarten and is one of the four valedictorians for the LHS class of 2009. “I’ve been a 4.0 (grade-point average) all through high school,” Laud said.
News >  Washington Voices

Post Falls to adopt ‘SmartCode’ development design

As one of Idaho’s fastest-growing communities, Post Falls is looking to the future with a focus on the design of future development rather than use. The city has adopted “SmartCode,” with a few details to be worked out such as putting the code into ordinance form. Colin Coles, senior planner, said Post Falls is the first community in the Northwest to adopt SmartCode, a method of developing land that he said is similar to a planned unit development (like Riverstone in Coeur d’Alene), but with less commercial use.
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Cancer, beware

Cancer doesn’t sleep, so that’s why Relay for Life events are overnight, often lasting 24 hours or longer. Friday night, Relay for Life teams will set up their colorful tents around the track at the Post Falls Greyhound Park and Event Center, as they have for many years, to raise money for cancer research, while bringing survivors, supporters and their families together to remember, and even celebrate.
News >  Idaho Voices

Post Falls to adopt ‘SmartCode’ development design

As one of Idaho’s fastest-growing communities, Post Falls is looking to the future with a focus on the design of future development rather than use. The city has adopted “SmartCode,” with a few details to be worked out such as putting the code into ordinance form. Colin Coles, senior planner, said Post Falls is the first community in the Northwest to adopt SmartCode, a method of developing land that he said is similar to a planned unit development (like Riverstone in Coeur d’Alene), but with less commercial use.
News >  Idaho Voices

Sportsmanship tops code of conduct

Imagine a sports program where winning isn’t the emphasis, but good sportsmanship, building relationships, having a good attitude and a good time is. Pretty neat, huh? That’s the philosophy at Post Falls Parks and Recreation. When a youngster signs up for soccer, baseball, basketball, flag football or volleyball, the parents and child together must sign a code of conduct. The parents “vow to provide positive support, care and encouragement at all times for their child,” display good sportsmanship, put the emotional and physical welfare of the child above their own urge to win, support coaches and officials, keep the events drug, alcohol and tobacco free, prompt their child to treat other players, coaches, fans and officials with esteem regardless of race, sex, creed or ability, and much more.

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